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"Addiction is any compulsive, habitual behavior that limits the freedom of human desire."
-- Gerald G. May.


Today I lay to rest an old friend, you have gone by many names.
Marlboro, Winston, Salem, Kool to name a few
You were always there for me.
In times of sorrow, times of happiness
I was always loyal to you, not a day went by that I did not light you up.
Now you have betrayed me, and given me this disease called Emphysema.
It will be hard to say good by forever, I might slip at times, but you will
never have control over me again.
So today I bury you and may you rot in hell.

with special thanks to:"Katrine Tassano" <Mornngsun3@aol.com>


 
 
 

HECKEY - DARN YES !!! NICOTINE is a DRUG !!!
IN FACT IT IS A COMBINATION OF HUNDREDS OF TOXIC DRUGS !!!!!!!
 
 

This came from Alcoholics Anonymous, but could well apply to cigarette habit,  Which is also is addictive.

AN AUTOGRAPH IN 5 CHAPTERS

CHAPTER 1..................................................................................
                               I walk down the street.
                           There's a hole in the sidewalk.
                                     I fall in.
                            I'm lost.......I'm helpless.
                                 It isn't my fault.
                         It takes forever to find a way out.

CHAPTER 2..................................................................................
                               I walk down the street.
                        There's a deep hole in the sidewalk.
                              I pretend I don't see it.
                                  I fall in, again.
                       I can't believe I'm in this same place.
                               But it isn't my fault.
                        It still takes a long time to get out.

CHAPTER 3.................................................................................
                            I walk down the same street.
                        There's a deep hole in the sidewalk.
                                  I see it's there.
                           I fall in....It's a habit.....
                                but my eyes are open.
                                 I know where I am.
                                   It's my fault.
                                I get out immediately.

CHAPTER 4...............................................................................
                            I walk down the same street.
                        There's a deep hole in the sidewalk.
                                  I walk around it.

CHAPTER 5..............................................................................
                          I walk down a different street.

 

Widespread smoking cessation has halved UK lung cancer mortality
                                          http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/0/a

                                       Smoking reduction can help the recalcitrant smoker
                                             http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/0/b

                                  Smoking bans at home and in public places cut teenage smoking
                                             http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/0/c

                               Counseling smoking mothers protects their children from passive smoking
                                             http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/0/d

                           Parents who smoke are still exposing their children to passive smoking in the home
                                             http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/0/e

                                           Tobacco control is successful in Mauritius
                                             http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/0/f

                     Moving tobacco control beyond "the tipping point"  - Ronald M Davis -  BMJ 2000;321 309-310
                                             http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/309

                Protecting children from passive smoking - Roberta Ferrence and Mary Jane Ashley - BMJ 2000;321 310-311
                                             http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/310

                             WHO faces up to its tobacco links - Fiona Godlee - BMJ 2000;321 314-315
                                             http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/314

                Improving the treatment of tobacco dependence - Michael Thun and Thomas J Glynn - BMJ 2000;321 311-312
                                             http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/311

                        The Engle verdicts and tobacco litigation - Richard A Daynard - BMJ 2000;321 312-313
                                             http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/312

                        The truth about big tobacco in its own words - Stanton A Glantz - BMJ 2000;321 313-314
                                             http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/313

                             WHO faces up to its tobacco links - Fiona Godlee - BMJ 2000;321 314-315
                                             http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/314

                                 Tobacco companies mounted "dirty tricks" campaign against WHO
                                            http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/319

                                     Smoking in parents increases meningococcal disease risk
                                            http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/319/a

                                              Liz Hurley sucks to stop smoking
                                            http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/319/b

                                              Biodegradable stents developed
                                            http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/322/d

                                       A $145 billion verdict and a "roar of moral outrage"
                                            http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/322/e
 


TIPS AFTER IMMEDIATELY QUITTING SMOKING
 
1.  For the first few days after you quit, spend as much free time as possible in places where smoking is prohibited.  Libraries, museums, theaters, churches, etc., etc., etc.
2.  Drink large quanities of water and fruit juice. 
3. Avoid alcohol, coffee and other beverages that you associate with smoking. 
4. Strike up a conversation instead of a match for a cigarette. 
5.  If you miss the sensation of having a cigarette in your hand, play with something else.  A pencil, a paperclip, a marble, a rubber band, etc., etc., etc. 
6. If you miss having something in your mouth, try toothpicks, cinnamon sticks or celery or etc., etc., etc. 
7.  AVOID TEMPTATION by staying away from situations you associate with pleasurable smoking. 
8.  FIND NEW HABITS and develop a non-smoking enviroment around you. 
9.  Stress constructive, not destructive, thinking to lessen discomfort. 
10.  Avoid resuming the habit by anticipating futur situations/crises that might lead to smoking, and assert your reasons for not giving in. 
11.  Take deep rythmic breaths similar to smoking to relax.
12.  Remember your goal and the fact that the urge will eventually pass.
13.  Think positive thoughts and avoid negative ones.
14.  Brush your teeth.
15.  Do brief exercises (isometrics,push-ups, deep knee bends, walk up a flight of stairs, or touch your toes.)
16.  Call a supportive friend.
17.  Compile a list of "Urge Activities" and start at the top when it hits.
18.  Eat several small meals.  This maintains constant blood sugar levels and helps prevent the urge to smoke.  Avoid sugary or spicy foods that trigger a desire for cigarettes.
19.  Above all, reward yourself.  Plan to do something fun for doing your best.
REFERENCES   ACS Great American Smokeout - Promotion Guide,  Nov. 16, 1989
 
 
 
 
 

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